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Announcing the Winner of the Surprise Bose Aviation A20 Headset Giveaway with Van’s Aircraft!

Big congrats our latest winner!


A Bose Aviation A20 headset (value $1095.95 USD), Van’s Aircraft $100 prize certificate, hat of choice, shirt of choice and a Vans Air Force sticker(s). Basically the winner can choose from the shirts/hats available in Van’s online store.

BIG THANK YOU to all who participated and helped grow Van’s Aircraft and Bose Aviation‘s Instagram accounts!


Elias Treger!

Here’s what Elias had to say:

Hello, My name is Elias Treger! I am an 18 year old college student originally from San Diego but now at the University of North Dakota located in Grand Forks and on tract to follow the commercial aviation degree program. I currently have 67 hours and have been preforming flight training since 2015. If there was one message I would want to convey to everyone is “Share the world you love with others because they might love it too.” this is because one of my favorite things is to see others fall in love with aviation as I do.

Again thank you so much for not only this opportunity but the impact Vans, Flight chops and everyone else makes. You guys (and girls) really are the best part of aviation.

Glowing Regards,

Elias M. Treger

Huge congrats to Elias!  And big thanks to Sean at Bose Aviation for making this possible ?


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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.

My hope is to continue to grow and evolve the “Flight Chops” project with input and support from the aviation community!

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  • Hey Steve; so glad you picked the Vans RV-14. It’s the plane I would have chosen. As a child my father built an experimental “Mong Sport” biplane in the 1960’s. I still remember the day it came out of the basement and went to his job at Field Aviation for final assembly. Best of Luck on your build. It’s just about the coolest thing a man can do.

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